For years as I traveled around the country, I’d find myself at a table or bar, or maybe in the seat of a pickup, talking with farmers about the kids of food they grow. I’d ask a million questions and get grounded by the farm. Later, as I returned home and would be having a meal with family and friends, I’d sprinkle in some of the things I had learned like.
- Did you know a farmer can walk through a barn and have the pigs or cows they raise be quiet, but the minute I step in, all kinds of noises erupt?
- Have you ever had an avocado that is as round as a bowling ball? And did you know that one farm could have half a dozen different varieties of avocados on it?
My family…. we absolutely love food! It is something we put a lot of thought into… carefully considering our options as we think about celebrating key moments with family and friends. Sometimes we spend time in the kitchen making the perfect dishes and other times we choose a favorite restaurant.
But I was the first in our family who had a chance to get to know so many of the people who grow that food. And I am amazed by the things I can learn from people who spend months, even years producing the food we enjoy everyday.
This podcast and website is a way for me to gather and share those stories and tips, letting the farmers share them in their own words. And because I am such a visual learner, I assume others would enjoy seeing some of the things I see now and then; so the site brings photos, video and other content that can add to those farmer interviews.
We are excited about the range of farmers who have opened up to tell us their stories. And I have to confess, some of the things I’ve learned have really blown my mind! Hope you get that same rush.
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(You can read more about me on groundedcomms.com which is my overall business site.)
An overview of Grounded by the Farm from our YouTube channel.